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pg at acg brochureASGE  Postgraduate Course 2012 — The Great Debate:
This Ain’t Staying in Vegas

Held in conjunction with the American College of Gastroenterology’s
77th Annual Scientific Meeting

Friday, October 19, 2012
The Venetian® Resort Hotel Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada

Course Directors:

Gottumukkala S. Raju MD, FASGE
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 
Michael J. Levy, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

GREAT DEBATES WERE MEANT TO BE SHARED... Don't miss the controversial issues in endoscopy discussed by the experts in front of your eyes! What you will come away with is a whole new perspective on approaches to advances in endoscopy.

Interested in today’s hottest topics in endoscopy? The Great Debate, a highly interactive course, will focus on practical aspects of managing dilemmas and quality aspects of endoscopic practice. What's best is that the entire course is presented in debate format, focusing on the most disputed issues in endoscopy today. Hear from world-renown experts on their stance about clinical topics in endoscopy and learn their perspective about advances in the field through a series of case presentations with images and videos. An audience response system will encourage lively interaction among faculty and participants. Two new sessions, “Endoscopy at the Movies” and “Endoscopy Jeopardy,” have been added to provide lively interaction and further enhance the educational experience.

SPECIAL PRICING for Trainees, Allied Health Professionals and Practice Managers!
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Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection and locally ablative methods in the management of Barrett’s esophagus.
  • Discuss the role of glue relative to other management strategies for gastric variceal bleeding.
  • Recognize the role and value of endoscopically managing lower gastrointestinal bleeding.
  • Discuss the role of screening in pancreatic cancer detection and differentiate the value of various screening modalities.
  • Identify the approaches to diagnosis and indications for treating autoimmune pancreatitis.
  • Recognize the role of endoscopy in the causation as well as management of endoscopically induced complications.
  • Discuss the role of optical diagnosis and endoscopic resection in the management of colon polyps.
  • Identify the importance of quality metrics in gastroenterology and endoscopy and means for applying this information into practice.

ASGE designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For program information, fees, or to download a brochure visit 


Online registration closes Friday, September 28. You can continue to register via fax or mail after the pre-registration deadline. Visit for more information.